Delilah Levine is doing her best to keep her life organized and fulfilling, despite the fact that she has a husband who doesnít seem to be interested in her any longer, a daughter whom she can never seem to get to school on time and the lusty thoughts sheís been having about the plumber, Ford, who has been working on their pipes. It seems that at least half of Delilahís time (and half of Does She or Doesn't She?) are taken up with her fantasies about Ford, fantasies in which he is a vampire, a rogue agent or a passionate Indian.
Delilahís dangerous fantasies start resembling reality when it becomes apparent that someone might be trying to kill her. Could it be related to the new plotline she is writing for a popular daytime soap? Or maybe it has to do with her wayward husband, who is developing a top-secret product for his company. Whatever the case may be, Delilah, with the help of the mysterious and sexy Ford, has to figure it out before her entire life unravels.
An odd combination of chick-lit, mystery and sensual romance, Does She or Doesnít She? by Alisa Kwitney is an entertaining if slightly uneven book. The characters of Delilah and Ford are amusing but a bit shallow, while Delilahís husband is an overall ass. Some of the plot twists are completely over-the-top and not much of the book is believable, but some parts are laugh-out-loud funny and, in its entirety, the book leaves you with a smile.
Though itís certainly not the best chick-lit book on the shelves today, Does She or Doesnít She? is a cute little book about a womanís deepest fantasies and how they fit (or donít fit) into normal, everyday life. Itís worth a read if you like a mix of genres and reading about some colorful, slightly outrageous characters.